Batch cooking ideas!
Designate a day ~ make it a family event
Prepare large quantities of individual foods for the purpose of using them in different ways throughout the week. This saves time spent cooking during the week.
Examples of batch cooking:
Prepare large batches quinoa or rice, roast a large tray of vegetables, tofu, or meat at the start of the week to use for salads, stir-fries, scrambles, or grain bowls.
Use your freezer. Cooking certain foods or meals in large batches and freezing them for later is a great way to save time, reduce waste, and stretch your food budget.
You can freeze simple staples like broth, fresh bread, and tomato sauce, or for entire meals, such as lasagna, soup, enchiladas, and breakfast burritos.
Pre-portion your meals into individual containers is an excellent meal prep strategy, especially if you’re trying to watch portions.
Pre-portion made easy:
Prepare a large meal that contains at least 4–6 servings. Portion each serving into an individual container and store them in the refrigerator or freezer. When you’re ready, simply reheat and eat.